Greenside Avenue, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 6BB

01226 381273

Welcome to Mapplewell Primary School. Thank you for the support received during our reading exhibition and the much appreciated sponsorship money. So far we have raised £717.20!

Mapplewell Primary School

We provide excellence in learning; encourage a growth mindset
in all pupils and promote independence and motivation to succeed.

Design & Technology

Our Ethos for Design and Technology

Design and technology helps to prepare pupils for the developing world. It is a subject that encourages pupils to think creatively and solve practical problems. Through a process of research, planning, making and evaluating, pupils apply their learning to solving a meaningful real-world task. Practical skills such as creating structures and mechanisms, choosing and using appropriate tools and materials, adding electronic components to models, and safe and healthy cooking techniques, are all linked to class topics or situations the pupils experience every day.

Design and Technology provides many opportunities for using skills learned in maths and literacy lessons, as pupils need to be able to communicate their ideas and plans effectively and be accurate when preparing materials and ingredients for their projects. Pupils will also be given the opportunity to self-evaluate and adjust their work when necessary.

Cooking and nutrition projects teach children how to prepare a range of healthy foods, as well as learning where food comes from and when it grows.


Teaching and learning approaches

Key Stage 1 and 2

Every half term there is a new topic introduced within Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2. Through each topic there is chance for pupils to further develop their skills within design and technology.


Please click on the link below to view the overviews for design & technology for each key stage:  

Key Stage 1

Lower Key Stage 2

Upper Key Stage 2